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be up to ninety

To be extremely busy or overworked; to have many things to contend with at once. Primarily heard in Ireland. Sorry I haven't been in touch, but between work and our new baby, I've just been up to ninety lately! We're up to ninety in here, Mary! Could you take this order out to table 10 straight away, please?
See also: ninety, up

Genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

Genius or things considered to have the quality of genius may derive from brilliant ideas or intellect, but they require a huge amount of hard work to be successful. All these successful entrepreneurs had great ideas, sure, but they worked extremely hard to realize them. Genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

the craic was ninety

Describing something very enjoyable or entertaining. The spelling "crack" is also used. Primarily heard in Ireland. Oh, the craic was ninety last night—you should have been there!
See also: craic, ninety

up to ninety

Extremely busy or overworked; having many things to contend with at once. Primarily heard in Ireland. Sorry I haven't been in touch, but between work and our new baby, I've just been up to ninety lately! We're up to ninety in here, Mary! Could you take this order out to table 10 straight away, please?
See also: ninety, up

Genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

Prov. People get brilliant results primarily by working hard, not because they have special inborn powers. Child: Betty always does the best drawings in art class. She must be a genius. Father: If you worked hard, you could do just as well. Remember, genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.
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The court noted that the nurse did not dispute the tact that she received the notice of her right to sue from the EEOC dated May 25, 2004, and admitted that she did not file suit within ninety days of receiving that notice.
Comments are requested within ninety days of publication in the Federal Register.
Based in Woburn, the Ninety Nine Restaurants chain was established in 1952, operates 105 restaurants in New England and New York and is owned by American Blue Ribbon Holdings.
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The Ninety Nine Restaurant chain supports a statewide effort of the Boys & Girls Club chapters in areas served by one of their restaurants.